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ukraine stops receiving russian gas often missing the latest and final deadline to start paying its multibillion dollar debt possible stresses us a policy europe will continue as planned. and that's a promise that kiev is threatening to take as much gas added needful from the trunk the pipeline supplying russian gas to the e.u. . a fresh rias all the mounting please read us joined up in america by revelations that offices are being armed with weapons from was a. crime rate at home. and a young palestinian is killed during clashes with israeli troops amid a massive door to door man hard for three jewish teenagers kidnapped in the west
bank. this is r t international we're live from moscow it's good to have you with us on the soft and. russia's gas problem has stopped to get supplies to crane up to kiffin able to pay a part of his huge debt by the final deadline artist marina possible reports from outside the gas giants headquarters in moscow. actually heard from the c.e.o. of gas from alex a miller and he's good meeting with russia's prime minister dmitry medvedev and once again miller said that the ukraine's position is a form of blackmail. the position of the ukrainian side can be described as open blackmail the ukrainian government the prime minister wanted gazprom to allow ukraine to pay an ultra low price for gas like those in the customs union and if
such low prices were not granted to kiev in ukraine said it would not pay back its gas that to russia it also said it would take a gas without any payment and in volumes it needs of course such demands are unacceptable for the russian side that's why gas problem and to the prepayment method at ten am this morning we also know that ukraine's prime minister arseniy yatsenyuk has imposed a state of emergency on the country's energy sector of course now has to pay up front if it wants any gas so from russia it is still also russia for him to have a billion dollars right now the price that russia was offering is three hundred eighty five dollars per thousand cubic meters even the e.u. energy chief said that the price was reasonable but again when it comes to ukraine's prime minister siniora he doesn't want to pay any more than two hundred sixty five dollars and that is the price that was agreed with the previous leadership in ukraine before february's coup so right now since both sides are
can't agree on the price or take matters to the international court ukraine is accusing russia of playing political games of russia simply looking to get its money back now of course as we know many euro kitty and countries there dreading this period right now because they don't want to see a repeat of what happened in two thousand and six and two thousand and nine and that's when ukraine was called siphoning off gas and time that for them through its transit pipelines and since of course we know that many european countries depend heavily on russian gas their concerns are understandable but right now the ball is in kiev sports and already we know as i said that many european cup. these are worried that we will see ukraine siphoning gas off of them since they can't get their hands on more now just summarize the facts for you ukraine so far as russia more than four billion dollars and what russia requested when it said it's final deadline was to receive at least half of that money moscow has stressed that supplies to europe will remain unaffected but according to gas problem of has
threatened that it will take as much of their gas as it needs for free ukraine has been demanding that moscow cut the price on gas surprise gas from his final offer was three hundred eighty five dollars per thousand cubic meters and as you can see that number is lower than the estimates of what many e.u. countries pay for russian gas ukraine's prime minister to say me the new guy has ordered a review of the transit fees for russia's get supplies to europe meanwhile brussels is warning that if you queen doesn't fill up its guest was by winter the e.u. will suffer shortages the editor in chief of business new euro says of the main question now is what the ukraine will study helping itself to to the fuel that's in transit russia's always been a reliable supplier of gas to europe even in the cold war when we were enemies with them the soviet union. the soviet union continued to deliver gas the problem here
with you know the insecurity in russian gas supplies is not russia it's the fact that it has to go through ukraine and ukraine is more or less bankrupt has been unable to pay for its gas and so when it needs gas it simply siphoned off gas that was headed to the west now russia will do if they do stop supplying ukraine gas they will continue to supply what their contractural we applied to send to western europe the question here is whether ukraine will simply send that gas and not take any for itself and that question remains open. well as well as locking horns over gas with russia kids still waging a military campaign in ukraine's eastern near the city of slovyansk one of the places hardest hit by the military operation journalists have also come under fire a correspondent from our teaser up the video agency was among them here's what they told us about what happened. although we were walking through fields when we heard a machine gun we dived down i kept on filming the self defense member who was our
guide called for backup and a car came to purchase we jumped in we were driving fast and then another shot ripped through our tires and we were driving just the bare wheel for the rest of our journey we thank god we were alive when we made it. the crew was filming a report about the allegations of phosphorus bombs being used by the ukrainian army they designed to cause large fires and they use is strictly prohibited by the u.n. another two journalists working for russian t.v. have been released the pair were held by ukrainian security forces since saturday meanwhile thousands of people are having to flee their homes in the east due to the violence. get minute by minute coverage of all the elements in ukraine's crisis on air and online at our t.v. dot com. there's outrage in communities across america after revelations that local police forces are getting heavy duty military
equipment washington says it's using surplus hardware from its overseas walls to bolster security at home but some americans fear their neighborhoods are now turning into war zones of their own as a marine about my reports. well as america continues winding down its longest streak of war soldiers are returning home and so is their military arsenal a used armored vehicle that will be used during swat calls and other emergency situations nine foot tall mine resistant trucks specifically designed to survive roadside bomb attacks are parked all throughout the u.s. local and state police departments have acquired more than four hundred m. wraps and silencers and tens of thousands of m. sixteen machine guns and night vision equipment the new paradigm is the military paradigm militarized police and the problem with that is when they look at american citizens often they see only combatants this is all made possible through america's
military transfer program created in the ninety's when violence and drug gangs plagued major cities today crime in the u.s. has fallen to its lowest in a generation and the special response team in richland county south carolina looks like this ready to take on the taliban should it invade the self this year the thing that it's doing is basically just making it more and more obvious there are people are being launched your eyes are police forces are being turned into soldiers iraq war veteran emily yates says her country's law enforcement is being trained to fight against the public instead of serving to protect it they should be trained to deescalate any violence or gresham that's happening but instead the police are showing up and causing violence and aggression people are just afraid all the time and for no reason our country has never been invaded we have no foreign armies at our doorstep however
a sheriff in indiana claims his county needs m. wraps to protect against possible attacks by veterans returning from home ice like they're intimate you know like the people of afghanistan and we've got a problem using that as a way to militarize the police for whatever they think might be coming in the future a future where america's local police forces will be prepared for war but who will they be warring against marina r.t. . it is some form of police officers are worried about lloyd forces getting so much firepower at home retired captain ray lewis has sided with protesters after officers pepper sprayed peaceful demonstrators at an occupy wall street rally in two thousand and eleven he says such crackdowns could turn deadly military weapons are used by police. high caliber weapons are extremely dangerous they have a very high ricocheting velocity and that means that innocent people are going to
get killed and injured they will be shot they can go through doors they can go through cinder block they can go through metal car doors and this type of velocity is not necessary think of kent state. where they shot so many and killed so many innocent people and they were not high caliber weapons can you imagine the massacre that would take place for fischer's had high caliber weapons they will sell this high quitman the repair the maintenance for this will come from taxpayers money corporate america will make billions offices all for the she quit when you heard of the prison industrial complex you heard of the military industrial complex corporate america now wants to make a poll lease industrial complex where they'll make billions off of police departments. they are good for a secret trial was about to signal and open justice in the country however the prosecution was banned from doing so just yet i would fears the fear still remain
our correspondent explains short. also the gap narrows on scottish independence we gave you the details of the ongoing. clashes between palestinians and israeli troops have left a one teenager dead in the west bank city of ramallah it comes as tel aviv arrests more than forty palestinians in connection with the abduction of three jewish teenagers the latest detentions are reportedly bringing the total number of those rounded up to at least one hundred and fifteen among them is the speaker of the palestinian parliament who is also a member of hamas. has more on the operation from tel aviv. this has resulted in the closure of several palestinian cities and also in house to house searches and it was during one of those searches that overnight a nineteen year old palestinian was shot dead during clashes in the palestinian city of ramallah now the israeli government says that the hamas militant group is clearly to blame it says that despite the fact that the organization has not taken
responsibility and let's remember that this is an organization that in the past has clearly stated when it is responsible for attacks and for kidnappings in fact to massa said the israeli accusations are silly the three teenagers were kidnapped on tuesday night while they were hitchhiking home after religious studies the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has vowed that he will do everything in his power to bring them back safely he also points the blame at the palestinian president mahmoud abbas saying he needs to shoulder responsibility particularly in light of the recent palestinian unity government that was formed this unity government is something that the israeli prime minister has criticized repeatedly saying that it is an opportunity that hamas is trying to use to gain a food a stronghold in the west bank as is always the case of course it is the ordinary palestinians who are feeling the repercussions of this heavy handedness on the israeli response side you have border closures you have an increased israeli
military presence now in the palestinian territories and the mood on the ground of course is that no one is certain how long this will continue for. more international news stories after the break. they all told me my language as well but i will only react to situations as i have read the reports so i'm letting the players know i will leave them to the state department to comment on your letter play like a monthly sage's a lizard yell a car is on the docket. there they go no more weasel words when you have a direct question simply prepared for a change when you have a bunch be ready for a bad little freedom of speech and little down the freedom to cross.
dramas there being no origin. stories others use in their. faces change the world right next. to pictures. from around the globe. dr. thanks for staying with us open and fade justice could have been dealt a heavy blow in the u.k. but last week an appeals court flashed in the red line to the government to its plan to hold first completely secret criminal trial against two defendants accused of terrorism is r t sarah firth's with more. the trial of these t.
terror suspects was always the first fully secret criminal trial to be heard in the u.k. now prosecutors had been fishing for that the press to be banned from every part of the proceedings on the grounds of national security now the course of appeal blocked that last week so what can now be reported the judge's introductory remarks the prosecutors a printing speech and the verdicts and sentencing phase can all be reported but the course of appeal also ruled that the core parts of this terrorism trial will still be heard in secret and we can take a listen now as to why the details of how this terror trial should be heard have proven so controversial these are the names of the t. defendants in the terrorism case until last week they'd been known only by the initials a b. and c. d. cheatin application from prosecutors to ban the press and public from proceedings
on the grounds of protecting national security the whole case was close to being completely in secret well the course of the pill blocks that attempt to hold the first ever completely secret criminal trial in the u.k. the judge is saying that the call of the terrorism trial could be heard in secret but the other parts must be public but campaign is the worried that despite the ruling this case marks yet another step toward secret courts becoming a therm part of the british legal system only partial victory. going to be held in secret the important issue here is the very issue of open justice because we have a long tradition that just has to it's not enough for justice to be done it's got to be seen to be done in this case was an extraordinary departure by initially allowing the whole of the case to be heard in secret at the heart of the debate around secret cool. is this can national security information ever be made public
because it sounds a is no there are people who are saying that it's a dangerous precedent they are wrong it's neither dangerous nor a precedent as far as the precedent point is concerned but have been many trials in which part of the hearing has been held in secret for national security reasons as for being dangerous it's not dangerous because the judge will guard the fairness of the trial in public if it's all possible well for hundreds of years we've been able to have jurisprudence on cases that involve sensitive issues there are always ways in which the evidence can be presented that will protect for example surveillance secret service operations there's no need to go to the press from it whatsoever if we don't know what's going on what's being reported it could easily lead to an increase in miscarriages of justice ultimately it is the judges that decides there will be released in a down this in this instance the cool cheese nazi goes far as
a police secret trial the concern now is that with more applications that day won't be far off the surface r.t. reporting from london. for protecting national security could have also taken its toll on the legal process that crossed the atlantic but in a formal cynical way on a website you can find a report suggesting an overwhelming number of terrorism charges in the u.s. were based on fake blogs allegedly made up by. also the pope has already hit out against governing greed and capitalism now the head of the catholic church says he disapproves of the lives of many europeans find out why the pontiff believe you're a bunch of brink of becoming a throwaway culture on our t.v. dot com. right.
first street. and i were being portrayed. on a reformer with. the image. of former russian high ranking anti corruption official has committed suicide while being held in detention on bribery charges in moscow artist lucy katha mouth investigates well boris kolesnikov is the former head of the economic security and anti corruption department of the interior ministry here he was in the process of being interrogated by authorities when he allegedly asked to use the bathroom and somehow managed to climb out of the window and plummets to his death and in a suicide. but there are of course questions about whether there may be potential police brutality involved in this case now back in may he sustained serious head
injuries while in pretrial detention it wasn't proven there had been allegations of potential police brutality that he may have been beaten up while in custody and this comes on the heels of news developments in another police brutality case that has sparked a nationwide outrage here in russia a fifty two year old man who was in detention two years ago in the russian city of khost saw him when he was allegedly tortured beaten and sodomized with a champagne bottle he ended up dying from those injuries well today eight police officers were sentenced to up to fifteen years behind bars in connection to that gruesome killing. and explosion at an oil refinery in russia siberia has killed at least six people a technical failure is believed to have played in which also injured seven another to remain missing i would say nearby buildings were also damaged and problems of
smoke could be seen several kilometers away firefighters have since put on the blaze. some other international news sunni militants in northern iraq have captured the two men populated city of tal afar near the syrian border as the latest blow to the nation's a shiite led government a week after it lost a vast swath of territory in the country's north a radical militant group known as isis is leading the onslaught through the country the rampage has prompted washington to consider direct talks with iran to help iraq's government to find the growing insurgency. a suspected islamist a rampage in the town on kenya's coast has killed at these forty eight people and identified gunmen shot at people in a drive by a tag as well as targeting hotels a bank and a police station a somalia based group al-shabaab is being blamed it's been behind
a string of deadly assault in kenya. where we are one champion michael schumacher is no longer in a coma and has left hospital that's according to his family they say will continue his rehabilitation at another location forty five year old racing star suffered a severe head injury while skiing in the french alps last december doctors kept him in a medically induced coma to help reduce swelling in the brain. the gap between yes and no votes on scottish independence is tightening a recent survey shows nearly half of all scottish families are divided on the question pro independence campaign adamic then shuffle believes the change is vital for scotland's future. for what it's worth is as a vassal states. for the united states and we want to break with that and everything that means but we we want to say that we want to have influence we want to have influence with partners the way the economy in britain is being run just
know it's leading towards massive inequality on a historic scale and i think the real question is can we afford not to vote yes in september as a vote nears many famous names are choosing sides among them author of the harry porter series the j.k. rowling received abuse online after dating a million pounds to british unity scotland so will your m.p. told r.t. he's a so fish of a nazi that his fellow scots shouldn't be misled by should immediately be misled take a look. we have had the three hundred year old alliance talking has a three hundred year old lines with england which is benefit both countries and enable both of us to punch above our weight on the world stage. offering independence right away mr salmon who's the leader of the scottish national party of. all for a rule from brussels because he wants to remain part of the european union he wants to offer rule from brussels and financial rule from frankfurt that's not
independence. ok you can watch so if you end up next here on our team to national but if you're watching from the u.k. you can now watch the victims of domestic violence is speaking out about trying to rebuild their lives. in. science punishment for an uncommitted crying i was never. in a t. feeble mind still today for the few i don't know why. but still the. genetic improvement through forced sterilization the basis for nazi ideology
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welcome to said he and co and sophie shevardnadze the right wing parties star and the new parliamentary vote with british voters throwing their support behind to hear a skeptic you keep a blog but well the car to success transfer into something bigger well david cole board member of the hearing parliament for scotland is my guest today. i've ben you with the euro skeptic you keep party took the recent do you elections by stool suggesting the britons are getting fed up with mainstream politicians in london in brussels. is this the beginning of the end for britain's euro story.